Sunday, February 10, 2008
Last Sunday the Boston Globe had a piece called Seven Shops For Book Lovers, by Jonathan Levitt. Our store was one of the seven, and here is what the piece said:"From their sunny storefront just down the hill from Bowdoin College, poet Gary Lawless and his wife, Beth Leonard, run Gulf of Maine Books. Since 1979 they have devoted themselves to the bookselling life. Lawless is editor at Blackberry Books, a publisher of out-of-print Maine classics and poetry. In the store's early days Leonard worked at the local Post Office and Lawless worked nights in the warehouse at L L Bean. These days they make a living offering books difficult to find in mainstream bookstores: a mix of small press poetry, obscure regional titles, alternative politics, and social justice."All of the usual left liberal causes are well represented here - and the right wing not at all," says Leonard,"We don't feel any obligation to be fair and balanced in that way."